At Teignmouth Community school we believe that student leadership is a vital element of personal development. The development of leadership provides opportunities for students to develop the characteristics of a successful person and improves academic success, opening future doors. We believe that when given the responsibility young people can have a profound impact on their school, encouraging passion and pride within the school community.
We believe that all students should be given a wide range of opportunities to develop and practise leadership skills in preparation for life beyond school.
Many student leadership activities will focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and support the school’s vision for inclusive leadership that generates a culture of shared responsibility and pride for both staff and students. Teignmouth community Schools student leadership programme aims to enhance the input students have with rewards, whole school events and students’ well-being.
Student voice is a selection of students from Year 8 to TCS6 who work alongside members of staff in order to make school developments by listening to the rest of their year group. They commit to a monthly meeting with staff to talk about school issues and what the student voice and their peers think need to happen to make improvements. They have many job roles within the school including:
- assisting with student panel for staff candidates;
- helping to put together behaviour policies;
- voicing any other concerns they may have regarding school life;
- being able to provide valuable feedback on “school life” including teaching and learning, well being provision, homework and rewards.
The aims for creating student leadership are:
- to provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a variety of inspiring, challenging initiatives which impact positively on learning, teaching and wellbeing for both students and staff;
- to empower students to work in partnership with staff towards shared vision;
- To prepare students for higher education and for achieving personal and professional excellence in life after formal education.